192 pages , Springer Science & Business Media , 2011-05-19 Christian Munthe undertakes an innovative, in-depth philosophical analysis of what the idea of a precautionary principle is and should be about. A novel theory of the ethics of imposing risks is developed and used as a foundation for defending the idea of precaution in environmental and technological policy makin...[Read More]
2009-12-14T08:00:00Z In Vibrant Matter the political theorist Jane Bennett, renowned for her work on nature, ethics, and affect, shifts her focus from the human experience of things to things themselves. Bennett argues that political theory needs to do a better job of recognizing the active participation of nonhuman forces in events. Toward that end, she theorizes a "vital materi...[Read More]
190 pages , Axios Press , 2005 Is desire itself desirable? Should we let our desires run unchecked, especially the passionate desires for wealth, fame, praise, power and physical pleasure? Or should we try to eliminate them? Set up as a lively debate between the best thinkers of today and yesterday, Alternative Values offers strong arguments--some logical, some empirical...[Read More]
337 pages , Oxford University Press, USA , 1992 This book stems from a major international essay competition on regional responses to global climate change. First prize in the competition was awarded to Daniel Botkin, author of Discordant Harmonies (Oxford, 1989). The essays selected for this book cover developed and underdeveloped countries alike, and provide valuable b...[Read More]
368 pages , Oxford University Press , 2011-11-07 What Will Work makes a rigorous and compelling case that energy efficiencies and renewable energy-and not nuclear fission or "clean coal"-are the most effective, cheapest, and equitable solutions to the pressing problem of climate change.
2007-02-05T08:00:00Z Philosophy of Biology is a rapidly expanding field. It is concerned with explanatory concepts in evolution, genetics, and ecology. This collection of 25 essays by leading researchers provides an overview of the state of the field. These essays are wholly new; none of them could have been written even ten years ago. They demonstrate how philosophical analysis has be...[Read More]
382 pages , William Morrow & Co , 1993-11 The author of Voluntary Simplicity balances science with spirituality in a study of human evolution, from the appearance of reflective consciousness to modern communications, and proposes three additional stages to be realized. 25,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.
2016-04-12T07:00:00Z Timothy Morton argues that ecological awareness in the present Anthropocene era takes the form of a strange loop or Möbius strip, twisted to have only one side. Deckard travels this oedipal path in Blade Runner (1982) when he learns that he might be the enemy he has been ordered to pursue. Ecological awareness takes this shape because ecological phenomena hav...[Read More]
336 pages , Verso Books , 2016-07-12 Controversial manifesto by acclaimed cultural theorist debated by leading writers Fredric Jamesonâs pathbreaking essay âAn American Utopiaâ radically questions standard leftist notions of what constitutes an emancipated society. Advocated here areâamong other thingsâuniversal conscription, the full acknowledgment of envy and...[Read More]
240 pages , Brill Academic Publishers , 2006 This collection explores a variety of questions, both of a theoretical and practical nature, raised by teaching environmental ethics. Questions considered move from asking whether teaching environmental ethics should include environmental advocacy, to practical issues about texts, syllabi and teaching techniques.